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Countries with the Most Nobel Prizes

Name the countries whose citizens have won the most Nobel prizes.
According to Wikipedia as of October, 2018
Some winners are claimed by multiple countries
Last updated: October 09, 2018
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Country
377
United States
130
United Kingdom
108
Germany
69
France
31
Sweden
28
Japan
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Country
26
Canada
26
Russia / Soviet Union
26
Switzerland
21
Austria
21
Netherlands
20
Italy
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Country
14
Poland
13
Denmark
13
Hungary
13
Norway
12
Australia
12
Israel
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level 60
Dec 10, 2015
I got them all except for Netherlands, which I typed in but spelled wrong.
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level 47
Mar 3, 2016
type in Holland - always accepted in my experience, shorter and easier to spell
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level 33
Nov 28, 2018
Holland is a part of the Netherlands, it would be like if you typed in Texas for the USA.
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level 58
Dec 10, 2015
How to win: Guess US, Canada, Israel, and South Africa. Then guess every rich European country you can think of. Then guess Russia.
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level 64
Dec 10, 2015
and australia!
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level 42
Dec 15, 2017
and japan!
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level 71
Dec 15, 2017
you mean 'guess all of the correct answers'
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level 51
Dec 15, 2017
Australia should be the first country guessed, they're such awesome people.
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level 28
Dec 15, 2017
thats what an australian would say
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level 77
Dec 15, 2017
Have you seen Steve Irwin? That man was a legend.
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level 51
Dec 16, 2017
It's what ALL people say. Totally f**king awesome!
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level 63
Jul 25, 2018
You certainly don't sound like a New Zealander.
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level 42
Dec 15, 2017
I prefer to win based on logical thinking and knowing more than the names of countries. Knowing what types of prizes Nobel gives out, and what countries have had advancements in science, or famous scientists, or big well-funded science industries, plus countries that have been notable in literature or peace breakthroughs.
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level 42
Dec 15, 2017
Also, knowing what countries pride themselves on good research colleges--something someone else alluded to.
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level 66
Dec 15, 2017
Will Smith don't gotta cuss in his rap to sell records?
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level 51
Dec 16, 2017
So you would've said Australia for sure based on that logic. Well done!
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level 52
Dec 11, 2015
Always forget about Isreal!
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level 51
Dec 16, 2017
Too busy thinking about Australia. It is hard to think of any other country.
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level 33
Mar 11, 2016
Good to see that Norway didn't give every prize to themselfs. But why so many USA and UK
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level 66
Apr 21, 2017
USA and UK have by far the best schools in the entire world (Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, MIT, Caltech, Stanford, etc), so motivated prodigies from other countries are likely to move to one of these countries for school. Also, USA and UK have plenty of money and endowments to support expensive experiments. If you look at nobel prize winners, plenty of Americans and British winners were born in India or other countries.
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level 70
May 31, 2017
Also, assume this list includes Peace prizes, which are handed out with regularity to US Presidents and statesmen
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level 73
Oct 22, 2017
@grantdon It would be interesting to see a quiz with those taken out!
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level 62
Oct 22, 2017
@TinklePork: I agree in the direction of your answer. However, (1) you have to distinguish between school and reasearch. nobel prizes are for researches. (2) Your cited "schools" do a great job in eduaction, but as do also other (public) universities (at least in continental-Europa). I would rather argue that the anglosaxonian universities are easier to access (you just need to speak English and a lot of money/a stipend). (3) In continental-Europe, a lot of research is done at research institutes and not at the universities. Compare Havard with CRNS (France) or MPG (Germany), see e.g. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v522/n7556_supp/fig_tab/522S34a_T2.html .
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level 72
Oct 22, 2017
A few prizes less wouldn't affect the score much.
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level 41
Dec 15, 2017
Only reason the USA is ahead of the UK is probably population difference otherwise theyd be nearly equal
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level 75
Dec 16, 2017
They don't give out one Nobel prize to every smart person in the country... they give out only one per category. If having a large population was so advantageous then China, India, Brazil and Indonesia would make the list. None of them do, of course, because that's definitely not the the only factor.
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level 55
Dec 17, 2017
@grantdon Nobel Peace Prizes have little to do with it, those are more spread out and fewer given per year than the scientific Nobel Prizes. For example, the USA won 23 Peace Nobel Prizes, but 99 (or slightly less, depending who is counted) Physics Nobel Prizes.
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level 50
Dec 15, 2017
Norway? They only award the peace prize. All others are by the Swedish academy.
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level 43
Oct 22, 2017
India China Islamic world Africa Latin America Rip :-(
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level 58
Dec 15, 2017
Remember this the next time you are tempted to call Americans stupid.
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level 37
Dec 16, 2017
Interesting that over a quarter of the winners were foreign born. Remember that the next time you want to stem the tide of murderers and rapists.
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level 51
Dec 17, 2017
I'm tempted now after reading that comment.
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level 46
Dec 15, 2017
Really surprised no India, or China
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level 45
Dec 16, 2017
I think India has also got 12
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level 81
Jan 11, 2018
Only 10. And that includes Indian-born Britons Ronald Ross and Rudyard Kipling, as well as Macedonian-born Mother Teresa.